History

History

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  • Slavery Outlawed
  • Econmoic ties
  • Texas Independence
  • Freedom
  • Slavery was illegal in Mexico but many settlers were afraid the Mexicans would not keep their slaves. Most of the American slaves came from southern states where slavery was legal.
  • The deal of cotton and other export goods were produced in Texas, but it was difficult to get these goods to a Mexican port. It was easier for them to ship it to a nearby U.S. city New Orleans.
  • Mexicans were keenly aware of the possibility of Texas splitting off to become a U.S. state or an independent nation. In 1830, the Mexican government announced that there will be no more settlers from the United States would be allowed.
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